Half-term food vouchers

Message on behalf of Alison Stathers-Tracey, Director of Prevention & Early Help: Cheshire East Council

“Cheshire East Council will be offering supermarket e-vouchers over half term for families with children who are eligible for free school meals. If you are working with any families that need this support, please contact cfphp@cheshireeast.gov.uk with the following information:

  • Name of the parent/ carer
  • Name of the child/ children
  • Name of the school
  • Date of birth of each child
  • Home address
  • Contact number and ideally an email address to receive the e-voucher

Families can also contact this email address direct cfphp@cheshireeast.gov.uk

If the family does not have an email address the Council can discuss the best way to get the voucher to them.

The Council is committed to helping our most vulnerable children and families and hope that this will help those that are struggling financially over half term.”

Action on Plastics and Waste in Bollington

Are you interested in how we can reduce single-use plastic in Bollington? How we can also reduce other waste streams?

Transition Bollington have a Plastics and Waste steering group and would love for you to join us.

We have already had a bunch of previous projects and have more planned for the future, including:

  • Bollington Mug Library
  • Terracycle Collection Points
  • Repair Cafe
  • Reusable bag point
  • Becoming a Surfers Against Sewage plastic-free town
  • Litter Picks
  • Business Survey

With more and more ideas come more projects. With more cool projects we need more people involved. We would love for you to come along to see how you can help. Any new ideas about how to combat plastics and waste in Bolly are also very welcome.

Dates for your diary

7pm Monday 9 March at The Dog and Partridge
AGM – Transition Bollington

March 10am-12noon Saturday 28 March – meet at the Town Hall
Bollington Community Plastic Spring Clean
organised by Transition Bollington, Bollington Civic Society and Walkers are Welcome, with the support of the Town Council
POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN on account of the Coronavirus

Website: Transition Bollington ~ grassroots sustainability

Launch of the Bollington Dementia Action Alliance

Wednesday 13 November at St Oswald’s 6.00pm – 7.30 pm

YOU are invited to attend!

Open Invitation to the official launch. The launch will allow the Alliance to brief on our work to date and plans for the future. Your views and observations will help us shape our forward plans. Teas and coffees, light refreshments and sparkling wine will be available during the event.

Gill Lancaster and Roland Edwards

Please contact either Gill or Roland to confirm your attendance (click on one or other of the names to send an e-mail). This will allow us to make the necessary catering arrangements. Please reply by 10 November.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Can YOU Help?

Macclesfield Winter Nightshelter (WHAM)

WHAM (Winter Homeless Accommodation in Macclesfield), part of Hope in NE Cheshire, provides accommodation and refreshment over winter weekends for men and women who would otherwise be sleeping rough around our town. A different team of volunteers covers each of the three shifts each night (7.30pm to 10.30pm, 10.30pm to 6.30am and 6.30am to 8.00am). Each shift is under the guidance of a trained and experienced Shift Leader from one of the Churches. We provide training for all volunteers. WOULD YOU LIKE TO CONSIDER BEING A VOLUNTEER? Read more


Volunteers successfully working with the Police, the clubs, the pubs and the Council.

We help people, whoever they are and whatever their situation, by listening, caring, and offering practical help (including free flip-flops and water!) late on Saturday evenings! COULD YOU HELP? Read more


Interested in becoming a volunteer driver?

If you have your own car and would like to help out those in the community who struggle to get to appointments, please get in touch. All expenses are paid. Read more